Friday, 31 October 2008

Halloween Flashback

This weekend's Friday flashback is inevitably spooky, creepy and ooky - and brings you scary movie trailers, things which go bump in the day (the night is for amateurs) and Unimaginable Horrors From The Beyond...or You Tube, to give the Realm of the Scary its actual name.

Aceness from 1935's "The Bride Of Frankenstein".  Loving the warning for those with weak hearts to leave the cinema - such showmanship!

The justly celebrated teaser trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's seminal slice of transgressive terror, "Psycho" - you can't imagine the likes of Brett Ratner pitching up to give you an on-screen tour of their latest major studio bobbins, can you?

The trailer for George A. Romero's 1978 "Dawn of the Dead" - though I'm plenty fond of Zach Snyder's 2004 remake, this is the real deal. Loving the 1970's Synth Terror - is that one of the things which makes the 70's horror flicks still so palatable to me.

Dario Argento's "Suspiria" gets a trailer which is none-more-1970's - and as gloriously incomprehensible as the classic horror film that it's trailing.

And a trailer for one of my favourite movies - "The Hitcher". Talk about completely underselling one of the best B-Movies ever made.  Still, at least they've used one of my favourite elements of the film - Mark Isham's amazing ambient score - to underscore the action.

Coming more up to date - the trailer for one of the more controversial and audience-dividing movies of the 90's - "The Blair Witch Project".

The awesome genius of Pegg, Wright and Frost - "Shaun of the Dead".

"Evil Dead 2" - for the win, ne c'est pas?

And, due to the wonderfully all-over-the-spot nature of You Tube, here's the French trailer for seminal Japanese fright-fest, "Ringu".

A little something for everyone there, wouldn't you agree?  Enjoy today's spooktivities and see you back here next week - when electoral events may have made all of us slightly more hopeful about the future.





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